I've been talking a lot about Morning Mojo lately as I share the Healthful Living Guidebook with new clients of Wilcox Wellness & Fitness in Brunswick, which has made me think about a guest blog that I wrote with Paige a little over a year ago.
Around the same time that I started drinking the morning mojo each day I was also reading a few books that had some consistent thoughts around a few key areas of nutrition
Hydration, Gut Biome Health, and Alkalization
I was noticing a trend in what I was reading, the morning mojo components, and the overall health benefits that I was experiencing. This was the inspiration behind my 3-part guest blog.
Hydration is perhaps the single most important attention you can provide to your body. Our bodies are made up of 2/3 water, and 3/4 of that water is contained within our cells.
Our body relies heavily on being properly hydrated, and starting your day with a big glass of water is an excellent habit to get into. Adding the Morning Mojo to your water provides an extra special benefit.
#2 The Gut Biome:
The microbiome of our gut is incredibly interesting. I was particularly surprised by how the population of bacteria in our gut can influence the kinds of cravings that we have.
When we eat a lot of sugary foods the population of bacteria in our guts is modified to include bacteria that thrive on sugar. Those bacteria will actually send signals to your brain telling it to crave sugar in order to ensure its own survival!
When you eliminate refined sugars from your diet you starve out those bacteria and soon enough you'll experience a reduction in those cravings.
Furthermore, the Morning Mojo feeds the bacteria that craves healthy, whole foods. So starting your day off with a glass of Morning Mojo is a great way to jump start or maintain your efforts in developing healthy, whole food eating habits.
Alkalization refers to the pH of our body. Alkaline is the opposite side of the pH scale from acidic.
When our bodies are at their healthiest it is slightly alkaline. You might be thinking how is that drinking something like lemon juice and apple cider vinegar, both of which are acidic, going to help my body be more alkaline? And it's a good question! Interestingly enough, when we consume acidic foods it actually has the opposite effect INSIDE of our bodies.
Having a slightly alkaline body has interesting benefits on our health including reduction of joint pain, reduction of acid reflux, improved sleep, increased energy, and weight loss!
Download the complete article to read more. I also included a list of some books and articles that you may be interested in reading that provides even more information about this interesting topic.
If you don't care for the ginger you can let it settle to the bottom and infuse into the concentrate. If you prefer you can strain it out a couple of days later and still get most of the benefits of the ginger. Personally, I like to stir it up and make sure that I get some of the ginger in my water, but it's personal preference.
Add the amount of concentrate and ginger that satisfies your taste buds. You can't go wrong if you're incorporating a big glass of water into your morning routine, and I think you'll agree that the addition of Morning Mojo to your morning routine is a great way to give your body an extra dose of mojo that will last throughout the day.
Being hydrated is one of the most important thing you can do for your body.
This short PDF talks about the benefits of drinking water and strategies to drink enough water to hydrate your body
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2/21/2019 08:09:43 pm
When I click on the link to read the "whole article" on the morning mojo, I land on a page that asks me to enter my name, and email address. When I did this the first time, I was sent the mojo recipe (which I already have by virtue of participating in the Kick-Start program) and not the entire article?
2/22/2019 11:52:58 am
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Hi! My name is Allison Hopkins and I am the owner of Wilcox Wellness & Fitness in Brunswick, ME. I am excited to bring WILCOX to Brunswick and share in my passion for living a great life through health and fitness.